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December, 2017


Corps steps down water releases from Lake Okeechobee, releases to St. Lucie Estuary down to zero

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to implement a transition plan to step down water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are in the second week of our transition plan, which reduces flows to the Caloosahatchee and brings water releases at the St. Lucie down to zero. By next week, we will be at low flow levels for the dry season under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Dec-28-17

U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay dredging and Fernandina Beach renourishment starts soon

Nassau County residents and visitors will begin seeing construction equipment and dredging pipes on Fernandina Beach around the first week of January in preparation for the next scheduled maintenance dredging of U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay and sand placement at Fernandina Beach which will get underway in mid-February. [Read More]
Published: Dec-28-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to armor C-37 beginning January 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced as part of the Kissimmee River Restoration project, it will begin armoring the east side of the Kissimmee River embankment (Canal 37) between Lakes Hatchineha and Kissimmee beginning January 2018. The armoring construction will span approximately 18 months. [Read More]
Published: Dec-22-17

Corps transitions to lower flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will implement a transition plan to step down water releases from Lake Okeechobee over the next three weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-21-17

St. Augustine Beach renourishment schedule update

Dredging for the St. Augustine Beach renourishment project is now scheduled to kick-off December 29 due to a combination of weather and dredge maintenance. The contractor will temporarily suspend dredging operations the evening of December 31 for the Beach Blast event. [Read More]
Published: Dec-20-17

Corps continues pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to continue pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee at current rates while preparing for a gradual reduction of releases to dry-season flows over the coming weeks. [Read More]
Published: Dec-14-17

St. Augustine Beach renourishment schedule update

Dredging for the St. Augustine Beach renourishment project will not start for a few days due to rough seas and is now scheduled to kick-off December 21. The contractor will also temporarily suspend dredging operations December 23-27 for the holiday, and the evening of December 31 for the Beach Blast event. [Read More]
Published: Dec-13-17

Corps steps down releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will step down releases from Lake Okeechobee for the third time in the past month. Starting Friday (Dec. 8), the Corps will initiate 7-day pulse releases with an average target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers, and 1,170 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Dec-07-17

St. Augustine Beach renourishment starts soon

St. Johns County beach residents and visitors will begin seeing construction equipment and dredging pipe on St. Augustine Beach around December 15 as efforts to restore critically eroded beaches gets underway. [Read More]
Published: Dec-05-17